Being a very emotional person, I have often struggled with the extreme highs and lows of life. In “The Road Less Traveled” Scott Peck writes about the importance of maintaining balance in our lives. Along with delayed gratification, dedication to the truth and acceptance of responsibility; balancing is an essential component of a joyful life.
It is a function of releasing control or resistance in order to regain our equilibrium. Going too far to any extreme will result in chaos and unnecessary pain. That is rather ironic as most of the desire to control or resist was developed out of painful experience.
What I am learning is that the richness of life is balanced beautifully with peace and joy.